East Maine School District 63

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

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Welcome to EMSD 63!

East Maine School District 63 is an elementary district which serves more than 3,600 students who live in portions of Des Plaines, Niles, Glenview, Park Ridge, and Morton Grove. The district operates seven schools: six elementary schools (grades Pre-K-6), and a junior high school (grades 7-8).

The area is characterized by its diverse, multicultural population. More than 60 languages are spoken within the district; approximately 86% of the students come from homes in which a language other than English is spoken. East Maine School District 63 is an inclusive district, offering a full range of services for academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Through our cutting edge special education and ESL/bilingual programs, students find success without being isolated from their peers. Together, all students strive to reach their full potential with the help of our highly skilled staff.

District Spotlight

  • Twain Principal Accepted ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted by Keith Shaffer at 8/29/2014 4:00:00 AM
    Ms. Gross - ALS Challenge Nichole Gross, Principal of Mark Twain School, was challenged by Mrs. Bongiorno, a 3 / 4 Multiage teacher, to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during a faculty meeting the first week of school. Ms. Gross’s response was to both accept the challenge and make a monetary donation to ALS Research in honor of the students of Mark Twain School. Students and staff were invited to watch Mrs. Bongiorno and Ms. Gigler douse Ms. Gross with ice and water on Monday, August 25 before lunch. Ms. Gross nominated Dr. Clay, Dr. Schleizer, and Mr. Bein to participate in the challenge.
    As a result of efforts across the globe, $88.5 million dollars have been raised for ALS research as of August 26. For more information, please visit the website http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html.

    Pictured:  Ms. Peggy Gigler (School Nurse), Mrs. Bongiorno (Teacher), and Nichole Gross (Principal)

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  • Administrators Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted by Deborah Piazza at 8/27/2014
    Ice Bucket Challenge
    Pictured left to right: Dr. Scott Clay, Dr. Shawn Schleizer and Mr. David Bein
    All three administrators accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  A donation to ALS is being made in the name of East Maine 63. 
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